TWO finalists will be sent home tonight on The Voice Top 5 results show. Who will it be? Let’s examine the numbers. Also POLL RESULTS and iTunes rankings.
The iTunes Rankings
2. The Swon Brothers – Danny’s Song
4. Danielle Bradbery – Who I Am
7. Danielle Bradbery – Please Remember Me
8. The Swon Brothers – Turn the Page
9. Amber Carrington – Sad
12. Michelle Chamuel – Time After Time
23. Michelle Chamuel – Clarity
48. Sasha Allen – I Will Always Love You
63. Sasha Allen – Bad Girls
80. Amber Carrington – Firework
I’m so not surprised that The Swon Brothers mommy-friendly “Danny’s Song” is topping the charts. Danielle Bradbery’s sentimental “Who I Am” was a perfect song choice and sung with real emotion–no shock that it also made the top 5. Just look at the country kids dominating iTunes! Amber Carrington squeaked into the Top 10 with the non-country song, “Sad,” which is crucial for her. Sasha Allen performed poorly, but we all knew that was going to happen. Michelle missed the Top 10, which means no iTunes bonus. I am officially worried for her.
As usual, our poll results reflect the great taste in music our readers have, rather than the actual iTunes rankings. Favorite performance is Amber Carrington’s “Sad” with 21% of the vote, Michelle Chamuel’s “Time after Time” is next with 18% of the vote and Danielle Bradbery’s “Who I Am” is 3rd with 14% of the vote. The Swon Brothers debut at 4 with “Danny’s Song” and a fraction less than Danielle. Sasha Allen and Amber Carrington round out the bottom, with “Bad Girls” and “Firework” respectively.
You favorite contestant is Michelle Chamuel with 37% of the vote. The rest goes like this: 2. Danielle Bradbury 21%, 3. Amber Carrington 18%, 4. The Swon Brothers 14% and 5. Sasha Allen 10%.
The majority of you think Sasha Allen (46%) and The Swon Brothers (30%) SHOULD go home. But more of you believe Sasha Allen (67%) WILL go home. The Swon Brothers came in second with 14% of the vote. I suspect some of votes came in before the charts revealed the duo to be so popular.
If you had asked me yesterday who would advance to the Top 3 I would have said, Danielle Bradbery, The Swon Brothers and Michelle Chamuel. Now, I’m not so sure. Danielle and The Swons will definitely advance. All four songs made the Top 10, which multiplies their iTunes votes by 10. I suspect they raked in plenty of votes via other methods as well. I had no doubts about either of them. Danielle has been dominating all season, while the Swons as the only males, don’t have to try very hard.
Amber may squeak into the Top 3 thanks to her iTunes bonus. I’m betting, though, that Michelle got more votes via other methods. You’ll notice that Amber’s “Firework” sold very poorly on iTunes. Michelle has been a favorite all season. But the question is–did Michelle garner enough votes to trump Amber’s bonus? I hope so. A final with Michelle in it would be way more interesting than an all-country final. But it’s hard to say. I think we can all agree that Sasha Allen it toast.
Michelle Chamuel or Amber Carrington (If I had to pick one, I’m going with Michelle. If the votes were unlimited, I’d have more confidence.)